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Ocean circulation drove increase in CO2 uptake

The ocean's uptake of carbon dioxide increased during the 2000s. Models reveal that this was driven primarily by weak circulation in the upper ocean, solving a mystery of ocean science. See Letter p.215

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Figure 1: Factors affecting the ocean carbon sink.


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Fletcher, S. Ocean circulation drove increase in CO2 uptake. Nature 542, 169–170 (2017).

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